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Oh NO! I just threw away .40 cents!!!
Oh No! I just threw away .40 cents! And upon further investigation – I had thrown $1.40 in the recycling bin this week! I was getting careless. And you have all done it. I am talking about those little Box Tops For Education. Those little squares appearing on everything from aluminum pans to zip lock bags and even on your favorite cereal. Did you know that each one of those little brightly colored cubes is worth .10 cents! A dime!!! A whole dime! I frantically looked to connect them with the other Box Tops that I had collected. I dug throw the drawer overflowing with rubber bands, condiment packages, and twist ties. Ah, yes, there it was, my baggie full of Box Tops for Education! As I crammed them into the already bulging snack size plastic bag I noticed something I never had before – an expiration date!!!!! Eeeeek!! I did not realize they had an expiration date! Ok, no more procrastinating and hoarding – off to the school they must go – for our Lake of the Woods kids. The Grand total of my stash – $8.40! How exciting! Do you realize if we had all been cutting and saving those little squares for money this year, all of the 3000 residences in LOW, we would be cashing in over $25,000 for our schools! That would have been the easiest $25,000 ever made and for a great cause! Pretty amazing isn’t it? Just clip, save and turn in. Any student can take them in for you. And yes, our Locust Grove schools collect those tiny squares and use them to buy computers, books, and more. To date, they have collected over $1000 dollars to use for projects and supplies that they would not have been able to have otherwise. Where can you find them? Check your applesauce, your cereal boxes, everything in your cupboard. They are on products by General Mills, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Kleenex, Green Giant, Ziplock, Hefty, and even Yoplait Yogurt! According to the box Tops for Education website, the little hot pink squares are on hundreds of items, items you buy every day. I even found one on my zucchini wrapper! Let’s get on board with this simple yet lucrative way help the schools. Do you think they would let me dumpster dive for “Box Tops for Education” at the recycling site?